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Le Duguay Trouin

Nominal Guns74W006
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down15.11.1794W006
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis W006
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class (1788)W006
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1793-1836
CategoryThird RateW006
National RatePremier RangW006
Ship TypeShip of the LineW006
Sailing RigShip RiggedW006
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Implacable' (1805) (74) 1805-1949
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1943 Renamed "Foudroyant"


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck181' 6"Imperial Inch4.5974 (15′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel148' 11 ⅝"Imperial Inch3.7592 (12′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth48' 11"Imperial Inch1.2192 (3′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 7"Imperial Inch0.508 (1′ 7″ Imperial)
Burthen1,895 2294Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW006
Length of Gundeck172' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.8656 (183′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)


1805Broadside Weight = 910 French Livre (982.072 lbs 445.445 kg)W006
Gun Deck4 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Gun Deck16 French 8-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement

1 Ship Commander

1805 - 3.11.1805Capitaine de Vaisseau
Claude TouffetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1805

Service History

29.8.1803Action of 1803-08-29
2.9.1803Action of 1803-09-02
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
4.11.1805Taken by the British At the Battle of Cape Ortegal


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